USF vs. George Mason
When/where: 7; Sun Dome, Tampa
TV/radio: BHSN; 98.7-FM, 1010-AM
Records: George Mason 7-4, USF 7-3
Notable: Three of George Mason's losses are against RPI top 50 teams. … USF could be shorthanded in the post as senior forward Kore White sprained a toe in practice. The Bulls have gone without guards Shaun Noriega and JaVontae Hawkins in the past two weeks as well, with Martino Brock and Jawanza Poland taking on more minutes as a result. … After having no players average double-digit scoring last season, USF now has three, with Toarlyn Fitzpatrick at 12.7 and Victor Rudd (11.6) and Anthony Collins (10) close behind. … Rudd was voted national player of the week by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association after getting 29 points in a triple-overtime win vs. Bowling Green. … Patriots guard Sherrod Wright averages a team-high 16.9 points.
Greg Auman, Times staff writer